I have made my apologies to the others in my group, but also owe an explanation to all other BAO people.
Personal matters and monsoon conditions have hampered me somewhat, but here are some pictures from my making of Daisy Chain.
The colophon (on the underside of the box lid) and the board game, folded in the Turkish Map fold.
"Turkish Map Fold" is very popular, judging by the number one sees on various websites. Not a difficult fold; I did start to photograph a "sample" then realised it would make this a rather long post!
And I should think everyone in BAO is familiar with it anyway. So I'll post the how-to on my own blog. After I've caffeinated my brain!
Buttons? Yes, buttons, because I was unable to find plain counters. And that brings me to another little drama...just before Christmas, some
Why did I need buttons and dice? Because my folded paper unfolds to become a board game in which players roll dice and move their buttons across the board according to the number on the dice. Some squares on the board are marked with a penalty, some with a reward. If you are familiar with Snakes and Ladders you'll understand the basics.
The presentation box. I used Canson paper (lightweight card would have been better, but I was be-devilled, again, by what's known here as "the tyrany of distance." I did have some card, but as the monsoon was monsooning I was loath to store any more paper than I could use before it was ruined. And the local art store orders ALL supplies from Melbourne, once a month, by road freight. )
I used a chain clasp, fastening to "Daisy's" collar. The sketch is a pencil original, finished in ink and glued to the lid.
Probably my favourite picture - packing "Daisy Chain" to post!
It's done, signed, packed and mailed. I have to say I am not entirely happy with it, but it has gone out into the world with the best of intentions, if not execution. As always, I have had moments of agony and inspiration in about equal measure. And always, encouragement from fellow-bookmakers.
Now...onto the other two titles!